2018-2019 Department Awards

The following graduating seniors received awards at our Annual Senior Recognition Banquet on April 24, 2019:

  • Ralph Joyner Positive Attitude Award - Charles Barrios
  • Outstanding Senior Award - Paige Thorpe
  • Outstanding Performance by a Pre-Professional Chemist - Brandon Watson
  • Outstanding Performance by a Biochemistry Major - Nathan McCann
  • Outstanding Performance by a Sciences and Humanities Major - Josh Kruger
  • Excellence In Undergraduate Research - Olivia Grounds
  • Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award - Jose Rodriguez
  • Excellence in Graduate Teaching - Cody Leasor
  • Excellence in Graduate Research - Dayna Arnett, Slade Kepler

Our 2018 Fall Tea Awards Banquet was held November 2, 2018. This program recognizes and awards our outstanding students and honors and remembers people who have made an impact on our lives. The awards presented included:

  • The Newell C. Cook Sr. & Jr. Scholarship - Paige Thorpe
  • The David C. McIntyre Memorial Scholarship – Trinity Jackson
  • Mikal Lynn Sousa Memorial Scholarship - Alexandria Quillin
  • Reiber Family Homeschool Scholarship - Abigail Shirey
  • Dr. Park Wiseman Scholarship – Kelsi Goshinsky, John Brown, Paige Thorpe, Nicole Koba, Madison Looker, Rebeca Mena, Brittney Jones, Alexa Stafford, Emily Simcox, Alexis Craven
  • Sandra K. And Robert J. Morris Scholarship - Joshua Wilson
  • Cardinal Chemist Scholarship - Nicole LaPointe, Georgia Hummel
  • D.J. Angus Scientech Chemistry Award - Jose Rodriguez
  • General Chemistry - Aaron Tharp, Paul Skelly, Cassandra Underwood, Emma Cieslik, Allison Parker, McKenna Merges, Luke Dotson, Veeda Scammahorn, Alexandria Epperly, Clarissa Hoover, Rhiannon Redinger

The Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (ACS) won an Honorable Mention at the National ACS Meeting in New Orleans for recognition of their service and also won an Outstanding Organization Public Service Award from the Ball State Student Voluntary Services.

Our faculty members have a long history of being outstanding teachers. In 2008 two faculty members, Scott Pattison and Patricia Lang, were among the 10 finalists for the Excellence in Teaching Award. Lang was selected as one of the winners and taught “The Chemistry of Artists’ Pigments” as her dream course in the spring 2009. In 2010, Tykhon Zubkov also received the Excellence in Teaching Award. The department is proud of his accomplishments and he was able to pursue his dream course "Nanomaterials: The Chemistry Perspective" in the Spring of 2011.